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De Ligt no longer wants to continue at Juventus and could head to Barcelona

October 20, 2021 - 9:45 am

Matthijs de Ligt has struggled to play regularly for Juventus recently as he spends more time on the bench and claims the Dutchman doesn’t want to continue in that role.

It claims the former Ajax man is no longer trusted by Massimiliano Allegri and his agent, Mino Raiola is now looking for a way out of the situation.

Several clubs want to sign him, but the report claims De Ligt is targeting a move to Barcelona where he would be reunited with Frenkie de Jong and his former national team manager, Ronald Koeman.

De Ligt has been shopped around Europe by Raiola in the last few weeks, but Juve is relaxed because it would be tough for any club to sign him.

The defender has a release clause of around 160m euros that kicks in at the end of this season.

The Bianconeri paid around 60m euros to sign him and will make a good profit from his sale if a club meets that asking price.

However, Barcelona is economically in a poor state and that could cost them a move for him.

The Catalans are still recovering from the financial ruin that saw them lose Lionel Messi for nothing at the start of this campaign.

They still have several players they need to ship out before they can add someone like De Ligt to their squad.

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    martinn October 20, 2021 at 10:01 am

    i we get that money he is replacable. barcelona will never have that kind of money again loool

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    Ros October 20, 2021 at 10:19 am

    The release clause is less than 160 mln euro and is still to be finalized. Raiola is pushing to lower it to 90 mln. The signing costed Juve 75 mln euro + 10 mln potential bonus. I think we should stop business with Mino. His business is a rip off

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    Tony Alkon October 22, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Yeah, agree… Better release him with good price before he become free like Dybala… As his fan (in juve shirt) I’m sad, but soccer is about business anyway…

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    juvemania October 22, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    just sell him. the highest paid defender in the world and still contributed no more than chiellini or bonucci. with that 16M per season salary we can hired better defenders, maybe stealing bastoni from merda and mancini from roma with added bonus of romagnolli.
    de ligt is very overated.
    you can’t count on him without solid regista and half of our players had to defense in group and tracking back to help and shield him.
    good defensore like koulibaly won’t need that and also with arsenol level goal keeper that prones to up and down and silly mistakes makes everything so hard to archives.
    just sell him and swapping cesni with donnaruma.